1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III Drophead Coupe / AM300/3/1402 Vehicle Information

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III
Sold for $330,000 at 2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona.
Sold for $1,012,000 at 2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours.
The Aston Martin DB MKIII was designed to replace the aging DB2/4 and represented the final evolution of the David Brown Aston Martins. They wore coachwork by Tickford with the most notable visual differences of their predecessors were the DB3S style grille and revised dashboard layout, which together established a new Aston Martin tradition and that continued throughout the production of the DB4, DB5, and DB6 series.

This Aston Martin DB Mk III Drophead Coupe was originally finished in Blue Haze with blue gray Connolly leather upholstery. It had left-hand-drive arrangement, and optioned with a rare continental spares kit. It was also given front disc brakes and rear cathedral taillights.

The car was delivered to Waco Motors on November 12th of 1957. The earliest recorded owner of the car was Robert Yahn, a Pratt Whitney engineer from Lake Park, Florida. It was later acquired by Jack Horn of Nashville, Tennessee. While in his care, the car was disassembled in preparation for restoration, but the project never developed beyond the initial stages. For approximately 2 decades, the DB Mk III sat in a barn outside of Nashville, the body removed from the frame and the frame and various parts were neatly catalogued.

In 2000, the car was discovered by Kevin Kay and acquired it for his client, Reid Dennis, for whom he had just restored a left-hand-drive DB MK III Saloon. A restoration began in October off 2000 and finished in a year later, in November of 2001. Upon completion, Mr. Dennis was the proud owner of two matching concours-quality DB Mk IIIs, both finished in the same Blue Haze color and optioned with Borrani wire wheels, front-disc brakes, dual exhaust, and a bumper overrider bar.

Several mechanical upgrades were incorporated into both restorations, including a KKR-developed five-speed transmission conversion and the UK-sourced 'Feltham fast' suspension system with uprated wheel hubs, spring towers, and alloy brackets.

Both cars remained with Mr. Dennis for several years before the pair was sold to Anthony Symmes, a Northern Collection who owned several significant Aston Martins. The current owner acquired the car in 2010.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2014


2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $700,000-USD $850,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,012,000

2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $300,000-USD $400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $330,000

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
Chassis#: AM300/3/1518
Sold for USD$357,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III image  
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports Saloon
Chassis#: AM300/3/1566
Sold for USD$277,516
  2020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
Chassis#: AM300/3/1653
Sold for USD$154,705
  2019 RM Sothebys : London
 
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkIII
Sold for USD$214,975
  2019 Silverstone - Classic Cars & Competition Cars
 
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
Chassis#: AM300/3/1394
Sold for USD$235,546
  2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports Saloon
Chassis#: AM300/3/1612
Sold for USD$143,254
  2018 Bonhams : London Olympia
 
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: AM300/3/1609
Sold for USD$518,931
  2018 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale
 
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: AM300/3/1759
Sold for USD$523,694
  2018 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports Saloon
Chassis#: AM/300/3/1529
Sold for USD$273,953
  2017 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III by Tickford
Chassis#: AM/300/3/1359
Sold for USD$302,500
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III image  1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III image  
1958 ASTON MARTIN DB MARK III DROPHEAD COUPÉ
Chassis#: AM300/3/1492
Sold for USD$652,533
  2016 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Works Sale
 
1958 Aston DB2/4 Mark III
Chassis#: AM300/3/1781
Sold for USD$185,283
  2016 Coys : Autosport International
 
1958 Aston Martin DB MK III Saloon
Chassis#: AM300/3/1696
Sold for USD$328,601
  2015 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: AM300/3/1451
Sold for USD$1,072,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III image  
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports Saloon Coachwork by Tickford One o
Sold for USD$212,472
  2015 Coys Blenheim Palace Summer Sale
 
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
Chassis#: AM300/3/1564
Sold for USD$385,000
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1958 Aston Martin DB Mk III Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: AM300/3/1402
Sold for USD$1,012,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III image  
1958 ASTON MARTIN DB MK III DROPHEAD COUPÉ PROJECT
Chassis#: AM300/3/1430
Sold for USD$242,418
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1958 ASTON MARTIN DB MKIII SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: AM300/3/1690
Sold for USD$255,538
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1958 Aston Martin DB MK III
Sold for USD$268,134
  2013 Coys Auction - A236 True Greats
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III Drophead CoupéAM300/3/15222019 RM Sothebys : London $310,000$350,000
1958 Aston-Martin DB2-4 Mark IIIAM 300 3 5232017 Motostalgia : Amelia Island $275,000$325,000
1958 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIIIAM300 / 3 / 13782016 Artcurial : LeMans Classic $310,000$350,000
1958 ASTON MARTIN DB MARK III SPORTS SALOONAM300/3/17562016 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Works Sale $170,000$210,000
1958 Aston Martin DB MK III SaloonAM300/3/16932014 H & H Auctions Imperial War Museum   
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII SaloonAM300/3/15062014 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $200,000$250,000
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports SaloonAM300/3/15322013 Coys Techno Classica $110,000$135,000
1958 Aston Martin DB Mk III CoupeAM300/3/16222012 RMAutomobiles of Arizona$210,000$250,000$300,000
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark IIIAM 300 317202011 Coys Auction Blenheim Palace $60,000$80,000
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIIIAM/3/16902011 Coys Auction Blenheim Palace $95,000$115,000
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III CoupéAM300/3/15372011 RM Auctions Salon Privé$90,000$95,000$125,000
1958 Aston Martin DB MK IIIA CoupeAM300/3/13862011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions$197,500$200,000$250,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII
1957 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII
1957 DropHead Coupe
Chassis Num: AM.300/1265
Engine Num: VB6J/890/1

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII
1957 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM/300/3/1345
Engine Num: DBA/1004
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII
1957 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM/300/3/1380
Engine Num: DBA 998

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII
1957 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM/300/3/1478
Engine Num: DBA 1086
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII
1957 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM300/1293
Engine Num: VB6J/918

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII
1957 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1363
Engine Num: DBA/981
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII
1957 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1390

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III
1958 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: AM 300 3 1622
Engine Num: DBA 1234

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III
1958 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM 300/3/1333
Engine Num: DBA/959
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III
1958 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM/300/3/1359
Engine Num: DBA 1001

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III
1958 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1386
Engine Num: 1029

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III
1958 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1395
Engine Num: DBA/1032
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III
1958 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1402

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III
1958 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1451
Engine Num: DBA/1056
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III
1958 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1518
Engine Num: DBA/1312

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4
1959 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4
1959 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM/300/3/1564
Engine Num: DBA 1207

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4
1959 Drophead Coupe
Chassis Num: AM30031751
Engine Num: DBD1420

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MKIII
1960 Saloon
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1728
Engine Num: DBA/1346

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III

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